Charlotte Blackman

Landslide victim funeral

The funeral of Charlotte Blackman from Derbyshire, who was killed in a landslide in Dorset took place yesterday.

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Tributes paid to Charlotte Blackman at her funeral

Funeral flowers for Charlotte Blackman
Funeral flowers for Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Central
Flowers in the shape of a butterfly for Charlotte Blackman
Flowers in the shape of a butterfly for Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Central
Tributes for Charlotte
Tributes for Charlotte Credit: ITV Central
Tribute reads 'you were torn away from our lives but will remain in our hearts forever'
Tribute reads 'you were torn away from our lives but will remain in our hearts forever' Credit: ITV Central

Flowers and tributes at Charlotte Blackman's funeral in Derbyshire today.

One of the tributes read: "we will love and miss you forever Charlotte".

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Mourners wear flowers in memory of Charlotte

Mourners wear flowers in memory of Charlotte
Mourners wear flowers in memory of Charlotte Credit: ITV Central
Mourners at Charlotte's funeral today
Mourners at Charlotte's funeral today Credit: ITV Central
Flowers for Charlotte
Flowers for Charlotte Credit: ITV Central
Mourners remember Charlotte Blackman
Mourners remember Charlotte Blackman Credit: ITV Central

Mourners at the funeral of Charlotte Blackman wear flowers in memory of her.

The 22-year-old Derbyshire woman who died following a landslide in Dorset often wore flowers in her hair.

Charlotte Blackman with a flower in her hair
Charlotte Blackman with a flower in her hair Credit: Blackman family

Geological report shows landslide was caused by number of factors

An report from the British Geological Survey has shown that the landslide that killed Charlotte Blackman from Heanor in Derbyshire was caused by a number of factors, including the recent wet weather.

The Landslide Response Team visited the site in Dorset and found that fractures in the rock, from coastal erosion and bad weather, had undermined the cliff.

“For this time of year, there have been an unusually large number of landslide events. This is reflected in the BGS National Landslide Database records which show 13 similar events have occurred in the past month. This is more than 10 times what might normally be expected at this time of year”.

– Dr Helen Reeves, Head of the Landslide Response Team at the BGS

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Tributes paid to Derbyshire woman who died in a landslip

Tributes have been paid to a young woman who died after being buried under hundreds of tonnes of rocks following a massive landslip.

Charlotte Blackman from Heanor in Derbyshire was walking along a stretch of beach in Dorset when a cliff above her collapsed.

Emergency crews spent all day yesterday trying to find the 22 year old. But last night the search was called off after her body was found beneath the rocks.

Landslide death: Reaction from the fire service

Dorset Fire & Rescue speaking to the press this lunchtime.
Dorset Fire & Rescue speaking to the press this lunchtime. Credit: ITV News

Dorset Fire And Rescue Service has described yesterday's operation to locate the Derbyshire woman buried in the rubble on the beach at Burton Bradstock as an extremely difficult operation.

Speaking at a press conference, a spokesman said that they had always hoped to find her alive, and are deeply saddened by the loss.

Family liaison officers are with the relatives of the woman who was confirmed by her uncle as 22 year old Charlotte Blackman. She was on holiday from Derbyshire with her boyfriend, younger brother and father.

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